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Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python.

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An upcoming watermarking feature from Box

Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

A developer edition of Box will allow enterprises to build apps on top of their content collaboration and sharing capabilities without using the Box user UI or requiring a Box account.

And that's why we do user acceptance testing

This state agency's IT people are in the process of developing a replacement for a major infrastructure application -- and there are interfaces to two outside systems that are very, very similar.

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Rise of the so-called citizen developer

Not every department has would-be programmers itching to write your company's next app. But for IT, harnessing the talents of business users who code can be well worth the effort of supporting them.

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Docker 1.6 caters to dev and ops alike with new features

The latest release of Docker includes an all-new framework for distributing Docker images and logging options to satisfy both ops and devs.

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Review: Storm’s real-time processing comes at a price

The open source stream processing solution is proven reliable at scale, but difficult to learn and use.

Apple introduces ResearchKit

Apple's ResearchKit is here; now open your iPhone and say 'Ah'

Apple is embarking on its boldest push yet into health, with a new open source framework that lets medical researchers and software developers gather health data from iPhone owners and build health-related apps.

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Apple sets WWDC for June 8-12, again uses ticket lottery

Apple today announced that its annual developers conference will run June 8-12, with tickets assigned through a random drawing.

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Download iOS 8.4 NOW -- 'beautiful' new beta is next Apple seed

Forget Apple's iOS 8.3: That's old news. Why? Yesterday Apple released iOS 8.4 beta, and at the moment it is all Apple bloggers can think about...

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6 cool tools for compiling to JavaScript

Little languages abound to bring your code to the Web with surprising ease and few compromises

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Stack Overflow survey: Almost half of developers are self-taught

Stack Overflow Developer Survey finds 48 percent of respondents never received a degree in computer science

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Language forks bestow new power on programming

From Hack to Cython, inventive forks are pushing popular programming languages in new directions

See, it really works!

IT consultant gets an assignment at corporate HQ for an appliance manufacturer, and one of his first tasks is doing some work on an order entry system. Then he needs to test it.

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Embarcadero moves RAD Studio beyond Windows

Embarcadero has strengthened its flagship Windows RAD Studio IDE to better help build mobile apps and software for Internet of Things devices.

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NASA code-a-thon uses IBM cloud to build space tech

NASA is pulling together more than 10,000 developers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs from 62 countries for a code-a-thon this weekend aimed at building technology for space exploration.

Etsy borrows some virtual HipHop help from Facebook

Etsy has moved from running PHP directly on the server to using Facebook's speedier open source PHP virtual machine

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Instagram gives Apple Watch developers a hand

Instagram is sharing some code it wrote for its own Apple Watch app to help other developers.

This is how we get better code AND better coders

Smart but junior programmer is assigned to fix some lower-level issues to give him some experience -- and when he comes across a file with peculiar formatting, he knows just what to do.

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Coding for cars: The next gen of mobile apps

Developers will need to rethink UIs, connection strategies, and how to capitalize on new data streams -- especially as autonomous cars start rolling off the lots

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